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Apology

non-lethal  
combat theatre
 
I cannot deny
my attention seeking  
behaviors  
 
Tactical not tactful
innocent all the same
 
The enemy is not  
a human or a group
It’s a mess of  
toxic slogan-soup
 
I’m the last person  
who aught to be  
into this
 
except I feel like
I have to let the  
ideas taking hold of me
 
take flight into the world
I’m not manic -  
 
I’m agitated  
emotionally a snarl
 
Sad, caring, angry
surely you all can relate  
But still...
 
....why did I have to
stick myself out there
knowing I’m not  
equal to the job?
 
Perhaps because  
I heard the challenge  
 
Silence is violence  
start the conversation  
silence is consent

 
Well I will not be  
silent  
 
or consent
 
I am for peace
 
I reject the  
ultimatum
 
Until innocent  
slandered  
misrepresented  
peoples of all colors
are acknowledged  
as oppressed
by the same
oppressors
 
we cannot stand  
together
against injustice
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Author's Note
"Attention seeking" is a term that can be misused in order to discredit people who are sincerely trying to reconcile themselves with past traumas - and their consequential maladaptive behaviors...
"Attention seeking" is a term that can be misused in order to discredit people who are sincerely trying to reconcile themselves with past traumas - and their consequential maladaptive behaviors through others (which is necessary and beneficial when the trauma affects the personality), thus giving the impression of simply "seeking attention" - this is usually a consequence of extreme abuse and neglect which impair the sufferer's capacity for healthy interpersonal transaction.[7]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_seeking
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